Penn State officially makes two additions to basketball staff
Penn State’s men’s basketball team has officially announced the hires of two new staff members. The news came on Monday morning.
New head coach Micah Shrewsberry announced on Monday the hiring of former NBA G League assistant coach Tre Whitted and former Purdue standout and graduate assistant Grady Eifert. Whitted will be the assistant to the head coach and Eifert will serve as the video coordinator.
“Loyalty is a huge deal for me and I tried to reflect that in the way I put together our staff,” Shrewsberry said in a statement. “I’m thrilled to have Tre joining us. I coached him when he was a player at Marshall and am now looking forward to the great experience of working with him. The basketball knowledge that he has gained throughout his career will be very beneficial for our program. On top of that, he is a great person who our players and recruits will enjoy getting to know.”
Whitted served as an assistant coach with the Maine Red Claws of the NBA G League in 2019-20. He was most recently the head coach of high school boys and girls travel teams with 3 Step Sports’ Blue Wave Basketball Academy.
Eifert follows Shrewsberry to Penn State after the two worked together the past two seasons at Purdue. Eifert was a graduate assistant both seasons with the Boilermakers.
“I’ve had a chance to work with Grady the last two seasons at Purdue,” Shrewsberry said. “He was very influential in helping me learn our system and help put our guys in the right positions to be successful. He played a key role in Purdue’s success as a student-athlete, so he knows what it takes to win our league. That knowledge will be critical as we try to compete for Big Ten championships.”